This past October, the Putnam Hockey Association held their Annual "Pink in the Rink," a month full of activities for the benefit of Ann's Place. Their overall goal was to raise awareness about cancer in addition to raising much needed to funding. When all was said and done, the group and their families raised $1,250.
According to Denise Barone, event organizer, the activities included a bake sale in addition to “selling little things the ice skaters, their brothers and sisters along with their parents create.” Specialty items included duct tape rose pens, survival bracelets, scarves and blankets and, last but not least, their famous pink hair and pink hair extensions.
Putnam Panthers is a youth ice hockey program for kids of all ages. They are an organization that plays Trinity Pawling with skaters from NY and CT. The skaters range in age from “barely standing” at 3 years of age to 18 years of age. Their levels include: Mini Mites, Mites, Squirts, Peewees, Bantam and Midgets.
Several of the skaters volunteer during the Annual Festival of Trees and in other capacities during the year at Ann’s Place. According to Denise, “Ann’s Place is amazing - and provides the right setting for anyone facing cancer. The programs are there for someone to actively participate in or to just listen and relax, depending where someone is in the process."